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Offline jackthebiker

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KOSO Grips and Kaoke Throtlle Lock
« on: December 21, 2017, 10:32:46 PM »
Ok, sold my Indian in August and building my 2016 Versys 1000 Lt into my main touring bike. Puig Touring Windshield, Moto Werk 1" Handlebar Risers, Givi V47 Top Case, and Grip Puppies installed. Corbin seat on order. Now thinking about Kaoke Throttle Lock and KOSO Apollo Heated Grips. Anybody install both of these and do they work together?
Thanks for any info.
« Last Edit: December 21, 2017, 10:37:00 PM by jackthebiker »
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Re: KOSO Grips and Kaoke Throtlle Lock
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2017, 10:49:00 AM »
I'll be fitting some Koso grips in the next few days,  I'll let you know how I get on.

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Re: KOSO Grips and Kaoke Throtlle Lock
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2017, 04:26:06 PM »
Hi Jack - I installed Koso heated grips a couple of months ago.  Was trying to decided between Oxford and Koso, but liked the hidden controls of the Koso's.  And put Grip Puppies over them.  Tight fit, but they will indeed go on.  Definitely feel the heat through the Grip Puppies.

Also had an inexpensive throttle lock.  But I found the throttle lock was digging into the throttle Grip Puppy.  It would have made mincemeat of it in no time.  So I opted for a crampbuster instead.
« Last Edit: December 22, 2017, 04:27:57 PM by CuddyBuddy »
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Re: KOSO Grips and Kaoke Throtlle Lock
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2017, 04:31:16 PM »
They look nice. Rode till early December up here in Wisconsin this year. Hands get cold in the low 40s. Looking forward to putting them on for this spring. Need some throttle relief too.
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Re: KOSO Grips and Kaoke Throtlle Lock
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2017, 04:34:52 PM »
I was a little concerned about that control on the grip taking away room on the grip for my hand.
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Re: KOSO Grips and Kaoke Throtlle Lock
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2017, 04:41:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by jackthebiker [+]
They look nice. Rode till early December up here in Wisconsin this year. Hands get cold in the low 40s. Looking forward to putting them on for this spring. Need some throttle relief too.
I rode till Dec. 13th.  Was 9°F.  Decided enough is enough.  Went home, changed the oil, put the bike on a battery tender, and covered the bike.  And then watched 4" of snow come down.

I've ridden a Gold Wing for the last 10 years, so I also looked for throttle relief.  After discussing cruise control with several forum members, narrowed it down to two choices - Rostra Electronic Cruise Control and McCruise.  Because I still ride my Gold Wing, I'm not sure how often I'll take the Versys on a long trip.  So decided just to try a crampbuster for now.
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Re: KOSO Grips and Kaoke Throtlle Lock
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2017, 04:48:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by jackthebiker [+]
I was a little concerned about that control on the grip taking away room on the grip for my hand.
It does take away a little bit of room.  I talked to others who use crampbusters, and generally people seemed to be okay with them.

So, for the rather minimal cost, decided to try that first.  After a month or so of using one, it really doesn't seem to get in the way.  However, I'm not yet 100% convinced a crampbuster is the way to go.
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